Enterprise and Supplier Development Programme (ESDP) Manager

Short Job Description: 

A dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking business development consulting firm seeks a guru with extensive strategic project management skills coupled with development programme experience in a BBEEE environment. Must be solution-driven and strong business acumen. Flexible start and end time mom-friendly environment.

Where will the candidate work from, if not home based? (Town/Suburb or state work-from-home): 
Johannesburg, office
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Full time - with flexibility
Main area of expertise for this position: 
Project Manager
Required Qualification: 
Tertiary qualification / 3 year commercial or related degree
Required computer program skills: 
Ms Office Suite and ERP systems
Estimated hours: 
9 hours
Remuneration in ZAR: 
R30k - R50k depending on experience
Remuneration term: 
Job posting date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Full Job Description: 

RecruitMyMom supports Moms through all life stages. We understand the need amongst some candidates and employers, with gender advancement opportunities, for full-time office-based positions. These are carefully considered and may be advertised on our site from time to time.

This is a full-day role, but the client might be flexible relating to your start and end time should your family commitments necessitate such.

The company's development division is passionate about changing the status quo of the BEE landscape. Feel that BEE funds can be made in a far more strategic manner which will result in a greater and lasting impact for all interested stakeholders and for the country at large. The organisation is committed to ensuring that contributions can be used to achieve meaningful and sustainable transformation in the SME sector.

Project Managers excel by leading and coordinating a project team’s overall performance, scope, cost, and deliverables. Clients rely on timely and efficient status reports, and as Project Manager, you will drive the charge with project direction, metric definition, and performance management. If you are ready to help company clients and project teams succeed apply online.

Role responsibilities / Job Specification

Summary Of Role

  • This role supports the Enterprise and Supplier Development function.
  • Develop and implement a robust Enterprise and Supplier Development strategy aligned to specified objectives and be accountable for the targets set for the ESDP stream (points, money spend or otherwise)
  • Be accountable for the execution of the ESDP stream, including the coordination of such execution with company or external resources as appropriate / mandated
  • Be accountable for ensuring that the ESDP spends according to the organisation governance framework to achieve its targets
  • Manage, track and monitor all ESDP activities and ensure consolidation and alignment with the broader the companies strategy, BEE strategy and other streams
  • Provide thought leadership, strategic direction and best practices on matters pertaining to ESD in line with legislative requirements and the broader market
  • Evaluate, monitor and report on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the ESDP stream and those beneficiaries and or stakeholders aligned thereto.
  • Develop a communication and marketing plan for ESDP that is optimum and practical
  • Ensure that the ESDP Beneficiaries achieve their own business growth aligned with the company client products/services /strategy such that this translates into revenue/growth
  • Offer strategic business consulting to entrepreneurs by spending time with the business owner to understand their key challenges
  • Stay abreast of risks/changes in legislation or market landscape pertaining to ESD
  • Build and manage relationships with relevant bodies and organisation – these include DTI, MICT SETA, Industry Bodies, Verification Agencies, Black Management Forum, BUSA etc. - towards ensuring in-depth familiarisation and understanding of all B-BBEE legislation and regulation as it pertains to all ESD elements
  • Manage the pipeline and selection process of beneficiaries including but not limited to all internal company process and governance
  • Facilitate selection of service providers for ESDP, where applicable
  • Manage Service Level Agreement with service providers, where applicable
    Work with the Business Partner Leader to build a strong ecosystem of Black Business Partners and be accountable for this area of pipeline, development and other related aspects which may be varied from time to time


  • The ability to think strategically and to deliver on the strategy.
    The ability to conceptualise a compelling vision for the organisation as well as to develop a tactical execution plan to achieve the vision.
  • Self starter, flexible / adaptable, open-minded
  • A high level of maturity and respect
  • A positive attitude
  • A high level of professionalism
  • A sound level of business acumen and knowledge
  • The ability to develop and deliver integrated programmes and projects
  • The ability to build a team and foster teamwork
    Ability to get the management team and different functional areas to operate in sync to maximise delivery and leverage synergies towards a common goal /vision.
  • Designing and implementing a successful plan and or turn-around strategies
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Cultural intelligence / The power of diversity
    manage and harness synergies across different cultures and norms including that of foreign nationals.
  • The ability to communicate effectively The ability to motivate/inspire others.
    This is not only about being able to articulate the company's values and vision to employees, government, customers, suppliers and stakeholders. It is also about aligning people, as well as energising employees and stakeholders.
  • The ability to develop and grow others
  • How to harness / leverage people. The ability to bring people on the journey and to help them grow with the business.
  • Functional leadership
    The ability to understand and excel in cross-functional areas i.e. development finance, cost containment (finance), HR, supply chain, communication, business development, etc.
  • Balancing the macro and micro aspects of the role
    • Attention to detail required
    • Keeping abreast of industry and relevant trends for future growth and changes
    • Able to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty

Stakeholder management
The ability to compile a strategic stakeholder map and concomitant segmentation/management process for organisational success

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Skills required

  • Appropriate training and experience in transformational strategies in the discipline of Enterprise & Supplier Development
  • Functional and technical knowledge and experience with current B-BBEE legislation and regulations
  • Experience in and with the operational aspects of an ESD programme is preferred
  • Strong entrepreneurial skills/experience
  • Business Development skills
  • Deep understanding and insights into the plight of typical black South African entrepreneurs with respect to access to capital, operational effectiveness, market research and development, coaching and mentoring techniques, sales and marketing, networking and general business dev.
  • Project Management skills
  • Functional knowledge of financial accounting principles for budgeting, monitoring and reporting purposes
  • Tertiary qualification / 3-year commercial or related degree
  • At least 4 years’ experience working within the B-BBEE environment
  • Experience within Procurement
Application process:
Before applying check that your CV is comprehensive and that the roles and responsibilities demonstrate your capabilities and experience rather than a list of tasks. Always write in full sentences. You have up to 12 places of previous employment to demonstrate your skills, use as many as you feel are required but always include more than one. Write a motivational email explaining why you should be considered for the role. The motivational email will be seen before the CV and is submitted to the client with the CV. If you have not heard back within 14-21 days please assume the application was not successful.

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